Patents by Inventor David Alexandru VOICULESCU

David Alexandru VOICULESCU has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20240026876
    Abstract: In some implementations, a controller may obtain a set of measurement values associated with the dual-pump single-power source system, wherein the set of measurement values includes at least one of one or more speed measurements associated with a clutch that is coupled to a power source and a first pump of the dual-pump single-power source system, a measurement value indicating an output speed of the power source, or a first crank angle associated with the first pump and a second crank angle associated with a second pump of the dual-pump single-power source system. The controller may detect that the clutch is experiencing slippage based on comparing at least two measurement values of the set of measurement values. The controller may perform an action to cause the clutch to disengage a mechanical connection between the first pump and the power source while the power source is running and is mechanically connected to the second pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas J. PETERSON, David Alexandru VOICULESCU, Andy PUBLES, Mark Francis GRIMES
  • Publication number: 20240026875
    Abstract: In some implementations, a controller may obtain an indication of a first crank angle associated with a first pump, of a dual-pump single-power source system, that is mechanically connected to a power source of the dual-pump single-power source system via a first clutch. The controller may obtain an indication of a second crank angle associated with a second pump, of the dual-pump single-power source system, that is mechanically connected to the power source via a second clutch. The controller may determine that a difference between the first crank angle and the second crank angle is outside of a tolerance of a crank angle difference value. The controller may modulate a fluid pressure associated with at least one of the first clutch or the second clutch to cause the difference between the first crank angle and the second crank angle to be within the tolerance of the crank angle difference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas J. PETERSON, David Alexandru VOICULESCU, Andy PUBLES, Mark Francis GRIMES